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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Everything about that post is cool.

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    I ditto Antlockyer's post. I heart that bike. Man...gorgeous scenery and bike tested under the best conditions!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montesquieu View Post
    This baby Strada Bianca was 7 days old when she hit the Austrian and Italian Alps. A week of climbs included the Zillertaler Hoehenstrasse, Rettenbachferner Glaeschierstrasse, Grossglockner / Edelweiss, Timmelsjoch, Jaufenpass, Silvretta, Piller, and Gerlospass. A few of these are among Europe's toughest, and I totalled 45,000 feet climbing, two snow storms, a mud slide, and a nasty stomach virus in a week of fun. The bike shined its best on genuine Italian strada bianca. Overall comfort astonished me and vastly exceeded the non-custom bikes that preceded it. It seemed to absorb 75% of the road vibration felt on my 12-year-old steel bike. I love and highly recommend Steve's frame.

    Details: Strada Bianca, welded at HampCo towers, butted and bead blasted ti tubing, Campy Super Record compact, Moots stem and seatpost, Chris King, DT Swiss white hubs and rims with Vittoria Pave tires (alternate setup is Hed Belgiums with Roly Poly tires and Honjo fenders), Handelbra, Fizik Aliante, a bit under 17 pounds

    Ausgezeichnet!

    The Silvretta is beautiful, as is the Zillertal.

    Oh, and the bike looks just about perfect ... are you using 24mm Vittoria Pave's? I have those on my Ti bike now and only wish 27mms were available
     

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    Spectacular bike and especially photos!
     

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    Wow....that is special. All except the stomache virus. Great bike, sure is hard to choose a favorite Hampsten!
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watoni View Post
    Ausgezeichnet!

    The Silvretta is beautiful, as is the Zillertal.

    Oh, and the bike looks just about perfect ... are you using 24mm Vittoria Pave's? I have those on my Ti bike now and only wish 27mms were available
    Yes, 24mm Paves. They did well on the gravel roads in Italy, but I dream of returning to those same roads with the Hed Belgiums and Roly Polys.
     

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    Unhappy The only bike I've sold that I really wish I still had...

    I believe this was built in '99 by the long gone match bicycle company. I picked it up for a song and sold it a year and 1000 miles or so later for a fair amount more, but I wish I had kept it. The left picture was the way it was when I was riding it. I flipped the stem at some point and liked the lower bars better, but no pics of it like that... The right picture was to be the final build, but I sold it instead :^(
    Hampsten_done (Large).JPGnew_side (Large).JPG

    Doug
     

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    I told the story behind this bike across the hall, but thought I'd add some pics here since, if I may say so, it's such a fine example of Hampsten's work:


    IMG_2464 by paleo.velo, on Flickr


    IMG_2458 by paleo.velo, on Flickr


    IMG_2463 by paleo.velo, on Flickr


    IMG_2460 by paleo.velo, on Flickr


    IMG_2459 by paleo.velo, on Flickr


    IMG_2468 by paleo.velo, on Flickr


    IMG_2472 by paleo.velo, on Flickr


    IMG_2474 by paleo.velo, on Flickr
     

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    If that doesn't make you want to drop everything and go for a long ride, nothing will. Perfection.
     

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    Simply stunning!
     

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    Bike looks great... but, I think that bar tape could use some work...and I think your housing is a little short and cables a little long.
    Sorry to be "that" dude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ineff View Post
    Bike looks great... but, I think that bar tape could use some work...and I think your housing is a little short and cables a little long.
    Sorry to be "that" dude.
    Housing is kept short so it neatly tucks behind the bag and works just fine. On the rest, I'd agree with you, and I'll work hard over the holidays to make sure the setup meets with that dude's high standards.
     

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    Very nice light blue Ti Tournesol, Dustin. Tell us a bit more about the drivetrain set up. Also, what taillight is that?
     

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    How light are those butted frames coming in at?
     

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    The drivetrain is definitely a bastardized wonder: Campy record 10 shifters, campy front derailleur, and modified SRAM x9 derailleur in the rear that changes the actuation ratio so that you can use a 9-speed shimano/sram cassette. They are sold by DaVinci tandems and work quite well once you get them dialed in. Gearing is 46-30 / 12 - 34. I'm in the 46 90% of the time, but when the hills come, I'm really glad for all my climbing gears, and I use all of them with no shame and happy knees! Cranks are middleburn and I'm using the inner two rings of their 110-74 spyder. Phil wood Ti bb. With the 135mm rear spacing, the 46 ring lines up almost in the middle of the cassette, which is great since the setup was intended to be ridden almost like a 1x9.

    Weight: I don't have the weight of the frame alone, and tubes are straight gauge Ti, not butted. The are thin and on the flexy side, as per my request. Total bike with pedals, saddle, rack, rear light, came to 21lbs.
     

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    Oops--forgot to add: the tail light mounted to the seat tube is a simple but very trick LED blinkie made by Hamco. My intention is to have it there primarily as a backup light for things like double centuries where you need to have two rear lights. For the primary tail light, I asked Hamco for a single hourglass rackmount on one of the stays where I can mount a brighter blinkie.
     

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    Default Re: Hampsten / Tournesol

    Dustin, great ride, but can you actually shift your rear mech with such a short cable loop....looks dangerous. EM3
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by eddymerckx3 View Post
    Dustin, great ride, but can you actually shift your rear mech with such a short cable loop....looks dangerous. EM3
    I guess you are talking about the cable coming off the rear chainstay into the rear der? This is a new SRAM MTB derailleur, so it's not made to loop back up and around the way some older MTB mechs and most road mechs do. The way it is routed is actually how it's designed--short and direct. It shifts great.
     

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    Can you show the mount for the primary blinky? My interest is pleasantly piqued!
     

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    Dustin, beautiful bike, can you comment on how you settled on the tubing choice?
     

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